medical surveillance


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

medical surveillance

The monitoring of individuals who may have been exposed to a pathogen or noxious thing in the environment, or the detection of the early symptoms of disease.

medical surveillance

Epidemiology The monitoring of individuals who may have been exposed to a pathogen or noxious thing in the environment, or detection of the early symptoms of disease

medical surveillance

Careful, repeated assessment of a person exposed to a pathogen, to see if he develops the illness it causes.
See also: surveillance
References in periodicals archive ?
Support the right of nurses to practice in organizations that provide medical surveillance modeled on the NIOSH recommendations for medical surveillance for hazardous drug handlers; and
Ms Wertheimer is a surveillance epidemiologist and an editor of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, published by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center.
Basic arthropod, rodent, and pest management and surveillance; focal application of pesticides; and limited medical surveillance should also be available, along with the capability to identify and mitigate the threat of diseases of medical and veterinary importance.
Medical surveillance, Lipinski said, means his company tests employees to ensure they're protected from jobrelated noise or easily inhaled particulates that could harm their hearing or respiratory health.
All workers exposed to respiratory irritants in the workplace should be subjected to a medical surveillance programme.
Vaccine safety in the military will be collected though the Defense Medical Surveillance System, a collaboration between the Department of Defense and the Food and Drug Administration.
DH was actively tracing students and teachers who might have been in contact with the contracted students and would offer treatment to and necessary medical surveillance for those in need.
Abu Zaid added that medical surveillance teams along the border between Egypt and Israel have been set up since last week to inspect what crosses over.
Publication of Medical Surveillance for Health Care Workers Exposed to Hazardous Drugs
One of them underwent a surgery and his condition is now stable while the other is under medical surveillance," he said, adding "so far the organization behind the attack could not be identified.
This incomplete and inaccurate data entry seriously affected the quality of medical surveillance conducted by TF 146.
They review current published research results from cellular and animal studies, in vivo carcino-genesis, risk modeling, uranium measurement methodologies, medical surveillance programs, and environmental monitoring.

Full browser ?